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Oral prednisolone did not improve outcomes in preschool children with an attack of virus-induced wheezing
Oral prednisolone did not improve outcomes in preschool children with an attack of virus-induced wheezing
Review: pneumococcal vaccination does not prevent pneumonia, bacteraemia, bronchitis, or mortality
Review: pneumococcal vaccination does not prevent pneumonia, bacteraemia, bronchitis, or mortality
Review: insufficient evidence exists for oral nutritional supplements as aids for recovery in treated active tuberculosis
Review: insufficient evidence exists for oral nutritional supplements as aids for recovery in treated active tuberculosis
Review: inhaled corticosteroids do not reduce mortality but increase pneumonia in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Review: inhaled corticosteroids do not reduce mortality but increase pneumonia in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Community-based multidisciplinary screening and intervention by pharmacists and nurses reduced BP in diabetes
Community-based multidisciplinary screening and intervention by pharmacists and nurses reduced BP in diabetes
Review: evidence on dressings for superficial burns is of poor quality
Review: evidence on dressings for superficial burns is of poor quality
Review: low molecular weight heparin reduces risk of venous thromboembolism in adults with leg immobilisation
Review: low molecular weight heparin reduces risk of venous thromboembolism in adults with leg immobilisation
Review: central venous catheters treated with anti-infective agents prevent catheter-related bloodstream infections
Review: central venous catheters treated with anti-infective agents prevent catheter-related bloodstream infections
Review: alternative-foam mattresses and some operating-table overlays reduce pressure ulcers more than standard surfaces
Review: alternative-foam mattresses and some operating-table overlays reduce pressure ulcers more than standard surfaces
Review: admission-avoidance hospital-at-home decreases mortality at 6 months but does not differ from inpatient care for readmission
Review: admission-avoidance hospital-at-home decreases mortality at 6 months but does not differ from inpatient care for readmission
Home-based cardiac rehab was as effective as hospital-based rehab in improving cardiac risk factors
Home-based cardiac rehab was as effective as hospital-based rehab in improving cardiac risk factors
Hospital and home rehabilitation did not differ for functional competence in activities of daily living
Hospital and home rehabilitation did not differ for functional competence in activities of daily living
Intensive nutritional supplementation improved functional outcome after stroke
Intensive nutritional supplementation improved functional outcome after stroke
Review: exercise programmes prevent falls in elderly people
Review: exercise programmes prevent falls in elderly people
Review: long-term annual conversion rate to dementia was 3.3% in elderly people with mild cognitive impairment
Review: long-term annual conversion rate to dementia was 3.3% in elderly people with mild cognitive impairment
Vaginal douching increased risk of sexually transmitted infections in high-risk adolescents
Vaginal douching increased risk of sexually transmitted infections in high-risk adolescents
A multicomponent intervention improved diabetes care in primary care practices
A multicomponent intervention improved diabetes care in primary care practices
A clinical prediction rule based on preoperative factors predicted the development of delirium after cardiac surgery
A clinical prediction rule based on preoperative factors predicted the development of delirium after cardiac surgery
Review: the STRATIFY prediction tool has limited accuracy for predicting falls in hospital and geriatric rehabilitation inpatients
Review: the STRATIFY prediction tool has limited accuracy for predicting falls in hospital and geriatric rehabilitation inpatients
People who were obese tried diets but felt they needed ongoing support to empower them to make lifestyle changes
People who were obese tried diets but felt they needed ongoing support to empower them to make lifestyle changes
Patients with cancer believed that chemotherapy had to “hurt” or “cause side effects” to be effective
Patients with cancer believed that chemotherapy had to “hurt” or “cause side effects” to be effective
Specialist care was important for helping patients with cancer to live positively with malignant fungating wounds
Specialist care was important for helping patients with cancer to live positively with malignant fungating wounds
Patients with end-stage COPD did not ask for help because they felt normal and did not realise the situation could be improved
Patients with end-stage COPD did not ask for help because they felt normal and did not realise the situation could be improved
Families with loved ones on mechanical ventilation in the ICU found a way to face “living with dying”
Families with loved ones on mechanical ventilation in the ICU found a way to face “living with dying”
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